Sama kayo! Duterte asks Carpio, Morales and Del Rosario: Join war against China
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte wants Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, and former Former Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario to join him in the war with China.
Carpio, Morales, and del Rosario called out Duterte’s handling of the country’s territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), noting that the Philippines has exclusive rights to fish and exploit the marine resources in its exclusive economic zone.
The President revealed earlier that he and China’s President Xi Jinping had a verbal agreement allowing Chinese and Filipino fishermen access to disputed waters.
While he does not fear fighting China over the Philippines’ sovereign rights in the WPS, Duterte said an armed conflict would only compromise the lives of the Filipino soldiers.
“I am not about to order my soldiers to go to the mouths of hell to die na walang kalaban-laban. I cannot do that. Hindi ako natakot,” said the Chief Executive during a speech delivered in Leyte.
“Pero kung magsama ito si Carpio, si Morales, si Albert, I would be happy to lead them. Kung magka-giyera talaga, hihilain ko itong mga l**** na ito. Dito tayo. Anyway, mamamatay man tao. Mamamatay man talaga tayo. Punta tayo doon. Make this… We’ll not — we can never win a war against China,” he added.